The name Coltsfoot means “cough stopper” and has been used for that very reason for millennia. Coltsfoot contains small amounts of zinc; this has resulted in its restriction in Australia, therefore COLTSFOOT IS NOT SOLD FOR INTERNAL CONSUMPTION. Legally, coltsfoot cannot be taken as a tea (despite millennia of safe use) but it may be smoked, which surprisingly still works wonders for coughs and damaged lungs. Outside Australia, Coltsfoot is also used as a preventative to the common cold and influenza, by chewing a small quid of the herb at the first sign of a sore throat, to allow the juice to slowly drip onto the throat.
Outside of Australia, coltsfoot can be taken as a tea. In Australia, may be smoked. Mix with tobacco to minimise negative effects of the tobacco, or smoke small amounts over the day for coughs.
Specifications for Coltsfoot
|Botanical Name||Tussilago farfara|
|Organic Status||Australian Certified Organic before repackaging or Wildharvested where possible|
|Country of Origin|
|Packaging||Home compostable, reusable zip lock pouch|
|Precautions||Coltsfoot is restricted for internal use in Australia due to small amounts of zinc. Smoking is harmful.|